ESSIE CARMICHAEL (Ali LaVanway), center, practices ballet with her teacher Boris Kolenkhov (Sean Conley-Widing). She stinks after practicing for eight years. At left is her husband Ed Carmichael (Erick Lindley) playing the xylaphone. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins


Take it with you at Imagination Theater

By From page B16 | April 11, 2014

Imagination Theater is presenting one of the most popular and successful plays of modern times, “You Can’t Take It With You,” through Saturday, April 19.

Kaufman and Hart’s comedic three-act play, set in New York, takes place in the mid-1930s and focuses on what happens when a family of conservatives clashes with an eccentric family of free spirits.

“You Can’t Take It With You” was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1937 and has been revived numerous times on stage, in television and a well-known 1938 film starring James Stewart and directed by Frank Capra.

The play is being directed by Brenda Lindley from Auburn. Lindley is the former president of Placer Community Theater and directed numerous plays and musicals in the Auburn area including “She Loves Me,” “Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical “and “Exit The Body.”

Show times are Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15.

Tickets can be purchased at or 1-800-838-3006, as well as through the box office at 530-642-0404.

Imagination Theater, located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville, brings quality, live, local community theater to El Dorado County.

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